UNC-Asheville faces ETSU

East Tennessee State (7-4) vs. UNC-Asheville (6-5)

Kimmel Arena, Asheville, North Carolina; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: East Tennessee State and UNC-Asheville look to bounce back from losses. Both teams are coming off of losses this past Tuesday. UNC-Asheville lost 79-68 on the road to UT Martin, while East Tennessee State came up short in a 69-67 game at home to NC A&T.

LEADING THE WAY: The Buccaneers are led by seniors Ledarrius Brewer and David Sloan. L. Brewer has averaged 12.8 points and five rebounds while Sloan has put up 11.6 points and 4.8 assists per game. The Bulldogs have been anchored by Drew Pember and Tajion Jones, who are scoring 9.8 and 12.4 per game, respectively.LOVE FOR LEDARRIUS: L. Brewer has connected on 32.7 percent of the 55 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 8 of 13 over his last three games. He’s also made 75 percent of his foul shots this season.

WINNING WHEN: UNC-Asheville is a flawless 6-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 43.1 percent or less. The Bulldogs are 0-5 when they let opponents to shoot any better than that.

COLD SPELL: East Tennessee State has lost its last three road games, scoring 61.7 points, while allowing 77.7 per game.

DID YOU KNOW: UNC-Asheville has made 9.2 3-pointers per game this season, which is second-best among Big South teams.


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